Peach & Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie and the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Pie Event!

by Irvin on July 15, 2013 · 8 comments

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Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

“So don’t tell anyone, but your pie was totally the best…” whispered my friend Stephanie, conspiratorially into my ear. I was at the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert: Pie! event that I cohost with my partner-in-crime Melanie. I had brought a Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie which was a total experimental pie for me and I wasn’t 100% sure of the outcome. Something about the blueberry cream crumble on top looked a bit odd to me. But apparently I was in the minority as the pie was nearly gone by the time I left and clearly it was my friend Stephanie’s favorite (though, being my friend, she was obviously bias).

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Of course there were insanely awesome pies at the event as well. As always with our DIY Desserts event, we open 18 Reasons to public and ask people to bring a homemade dessert of their own choice around the theme. Pies are one of our more popular events and we definitely had some wonderful ones that showed up. Frangipane (almond flavor) pie seemed to be pretty popular with both a Fig Frangipane Pie showing up (I love fresh figs!) and a Quince Frangipane with Spelt Crust (the quince had been home canned from the previous fall).

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Of course I wasn’t the only person there with a peach pie, there was a classic peach pie that came fresh right from the oven, still warm as we spooned it into our plates. My cohost Melanie was running late and ended up bringing a peach, apricot and berries pie from Mission Pie as well. Talk about a peach extravaganza!

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

I was pleased to see a blackberry blueberry pie with whole wheat flour at the event. I had made a black and blue pie a couple of years ago for this blog and I know the combination is pretty awesome. There as gorgeous apricot and blueberry (or was it huckleberry?) tart there as well that had me salivating. And one of my favorite pies of the evening was a straightforward coconut cream pie with cherries on top. The big luscious cherries just burst with juice and went so well with the rich coconut cream.

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18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Our next DIY Dessert event will be the popular Ice Cream event in September, right about the time that San Francisco starts to get warm (we have pretty cool summers) so if you’re in the SF Bay Area, I hope you stop by. Otherwise, I’m sure I’ll be churning up something for it (maybe my perfect fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream?) and will be sharing it with you all!

18 Reasons DIY Dessert Event. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 15, 2013 at 5:29 am

That event is seriously my DREAM! Wow. So many great pies!! Yours looks particularly lovely. Great choice!!

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Belinda @zomppa July 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

The question is which one to eat first??

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Kumi Rao July 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I have such a debilitating pastry anxiety. It’s been the one thing I just haven’t even allowed myself to attempt. Managing butter temperatures? Intimidating.

This is just so beautiful – I feel like it might push me over that edge enough to try it. Do you think it would be okay to go all blueberry on this one, or is the contrasting flavors/textures the main feature? If I did sub all blueberries, would I have to adjust moisture content at all?

Sorry these questions sound dumb, the greenest of thumbs at work here!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

What a fun event, and look at all the delicious pies!! Irresistible!

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Winnie July 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’d kill for a slice of this pie, Irvin! Looks positively scrumptious!

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

I’m a big Momofuku lover so the Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie is calling my name!

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked July 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Your worries were needless, Irvin – just looking at that photo makes me want to eat your pie so I have no doubt it was a huge hit! I wish I lived in the Bay area – I’d attend these 18 Reasons dessert parties for sure!

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Toni July 24, 2013 at 5:47 am

This looks absolutely delicious! Love your photographs and the pie is so pretty. I think I’m going to bake it at the weekend..

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